Retired Engineer Sawmilling and Woodworking in the French Alps
Henri Kurzaj is a French entrepreneur of Polish origin who has been working with wood for almost six years. His company Forest-Ethik deals with the design and concept of original wood products made of local timber. He enjoys living in a small village in the French region of Savoie.
From Wildfires to Economic Revival: How a Wood-Mizer Sawmill Rebuilds Italian Forests After Wildfires
Four years after the wildfires in the Val di Susa valley on the border between Italy and France, local cooperative La Foresta heals forest wounds by adding value to wood in all its forms.
Building Wooden Toy Cars for 'Operation Christmas Child' in the USA
Ken Postema, a woodworker from Michigan, USA uses his Wood-Mizer portable sawmill and planer/moulder to build tens of thousands of wooden toy cars for Operation Christmas Child.
Learning Woodworking with Wood-Mizer in Sweden
Each time Swedish entrepreneur David Virén makes a board with his Wood-Mizer planer/moulder, he feels as if he has learned another lesson about wood. "Working with wood is more than just a job to be done. It's a learning process that you can get much satisfaction from," he explains.
Sawing Black Locust in Hungary
Not long after Columbus had discovered the new world, Europeans began to order exotic American plants for their gardens. In 1601, the royal gardener of the French king Henry IV planted a tiny black locust seedling. Now 420 years old, that tree is the oldest in Paris!
Restoration of Ancient Monasteries in Bulgaria With Wood-Mizer Sawmills
The Orthodox Monastery Varovitets in Etropole, Bulgaria, emerged in 1158 and turned into a treasury of spiritual knowledge in the Middle Ages where monks copied liturgical books. With the help of two Wood-Mizer sawmills, the monastery is currently being restored with the exact preservation of its authentic architecture.
Old Wood Gets New Life with Wood-Mizer Sawmills and Woodworking Equipment
"Nature Makes Us Happy" – is a guiding thought for Kamil Broda, an entrepreneur from Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland. Kamil has worked in financial institutions for 20 years until he decided to make his woodworking dreams finally come true. His company OLD Mountains was founded to create furniture and everyday items from wood waste, joining it with steel, concrete, glass, and something more – the original philosophy attached to these unique products, which Kamil wants to communicate to his customers.
UK Farmer Uses LT20 Sawmill to Boost Profits
For the last decade, Henry Brown from the North Yorkshire Moors has successfully diversified and made Grange Farm more profitable by adding holiday cottages and timber sales to his offer, making a rural hill farm viable for his growing family.
Building a Large Wooden Sauna on an Island in Helsinki, Finland
A Finnish woodworking company, Hirsityö Heikkilä, constructed a large wooden sauna on the Suomenlinna island with timber processed on their Wood-Mizer band sawmill.
Wooden Spoon and Plate Handcrafting: An Italian Family Keeps Their Traditional Business Alive
A family of Alpine Italian woodworkers is among the 10% of local wood businesses that survived the crisis. Find out how they did it.